June 5, 2012

Booty Call...

Primitive Gathers "Booty"
As I took photographs of the wonderful things I found while shopping with Kathy in Wisconsin, my mind kept coming up with references to "pirate booty" and "pillaging" rather than shopping! We did have a grand time, to be sure. (You thought my title referred to something else didn't you? hee hee)
A Little More from Primitive Gatherings
So, please don't think I'm bragging. I only want to show you some of the fabulous items that are available in each of these stores.

I'm thinking you can get a real feel for the types of things that you might find in Primitive Gatherings. Hand-dyed wools, homespun fabrics, antiquing spray to give your fabric that "perfectly aged" look, and lots and lots of patterns. I found a quilting magazine called "Primitive Quilting" and purchased two issues of that, too. They are full of inspiration to help with ideas to use up my new fabrics.
Collection for a Cause - Faith Box from Going To Pieces
Going to Pieces carried a lot of interesting fabrics and patterns as well. There were a number of empty "Collection for a Cause - Faith" lunch boxes from Moda. That will be great to snacks to a quilt class or two!
Also From Going To Pieces
I fell in love with the patterns I purchased there, and added a yard of fabric that I can use in some of those Farmer's Wife quilt blocks. (Can you see I'm getting a little more frugal here, too?)
Goodies From Keep Me In Stitches
Last stop was Keep Me In Stitches. I purchased some great fabrics to make more napkins. The green fabric in the middle will be the backing on the "chairs" fabric as well as an appropriate coordinate for the "numbers" fabric on the bottom. Both will be fun to use at home or in the Flying Cloud!

I also found a pattern for a travel iron caddy that opens into its own pressing surface (also to use for classes!), a zippered bag for carrying tools (or anything you choose), and a pattern for a small wallet.

By the time we were finished, we only had one more purchase in mind. Kathy and I headed over to Great Harvest Bakery to purchase a few "distractions" for our husbands. I chose monster cookies for Handsome, and Kathy chose a special bread.

Nothing like basking in the afterglow of a great shopping trip. It's fun to go through my purchases with you, just as though you were sitting at my kitchen table when I got home. Thanks!
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Sandi said...

It's fun to share from this side too! Even though I don't quilt, it is fascinating to see the various choices that you make and share. Hugs,

Sherry said...

I always love to see the fabrics and patterns gathered from a wonderful shopping trip. That is the only kind I shopping I really enjoy. Maybe a little thrift or garage sale shopping is fun but the shopping you did was the best kind.

laurajane said...

I enjoyed your shopping trip Donna,thanks for sharing .(mind you,I'm a little bit envious too)
Laura and Lilly xxx

Chris said...

Wow! lovely new stash. I like the title of your post :)

Sherri said...

Donna, you really do have some wonderful pirate booty!!! I love that last photo from your new stash-the chair material!! It is just awesome!!

Carol said...

Oh Donna what wonderful goodies...I can tell you had a blast!

Nancy said...

I love to come home from a quilt shop hop and look at all the wonderful supplies that I bought. Next week my friend and I are going to a Stash Dash (in MI) together that we go to every year, even thought she doesn't quilt. Great friend isn't she!

Queenie Believe said...

Awesome treasure!!! I love the mary ellen's garden pattern! The travel iron caddy sounds very inventive, cool!
Ahhhh the joy of having after a treasure hunt, enjoy!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Createology said...

Wow! You have loaded your pirate ship with the very best booty! Lots of lovely inspiring fabrics and patterns and fun. I know you will use everything you acquired and make the most beautiful gifts. Some days you just have to spend it with a girlfriend and eat and shop and laugh and chat. Blissful...

Michelle May said...

Still sitting here all green...pouting...I wanna plaaaaaaaay! hee,hee,hee.

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Donna,
Oh my goodness...you have some fabulous finds there. I wish I was your neighbor and we could work on a project together.

Have a thankful Thursday ~Natalie

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